Phone: (334) 664-4061
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education
Mrs. Bria Valdez
Hello Families! My name is Bria Valdez, and I am thrilled to be your child's kindergarten teacher for this 2022-2023 school year.
A little about me...
When I was in second grade, I had an amazing teacher who not only cared about me as her student but also as a person. At an early age, she instilled in me the belief that every child deserves the right to an equitable education with teachers who genuinely care about their students. To this day, I credit her for instilling in me those same values and it is because of her I went into education. I want my students to know that they are valued for who they are and what they contribute to the world.
In May of 2021, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. This will be my second year as part of the East Smiths Station family, as well as my second year of teaching kindergarten. I am a native of Opelika, Alabama, and am married to my husband, Christopher, and together we have 3 children.
I love to travel and explore new cities, drink lots of coffee, read exciting books, take lots of naps, and spend time with my family. I'm not really into sports, but I do love watching my oldest son run cross country.
Over the course of the year, we are going to have so much fun learning, exploring, and discovering. I can't wait to meet you all.